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Definition of the noun conservatory

What does conservatory mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: conservatories

  1. the faculty and students of a school specializing in one of the fine arts
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: school = an educational institution
    • more specific terms: school of music / music school = a school for the study of music
  2. a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts
  3. a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner

Alternative definition of the noun conservatory


  1. a greenhouse or hothouse for the display of plants
  2. a school of music or drama; a conservatoire

Definition of the adjective conservatory

What does conservatory mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [rare] pertaining to conservation


  1. Conservatory: A conservatory is a room having glass roofing and walls, typically attached to a house on only one side, used as a greenhouse or a sunroom. Conservatories originated in the 16th century when wealthy landowners sought to cultivate citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges that began to appear on their dinner tables brought by traders from warmer regions of the Mediterranean.
  2. Conservatory a.k.a. Music school: Conservatory is a a word denoting a music school for advanced studies.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Conservatory

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Google previewThe Round Table (1890)

The Conservatory is a sort of University of music, art, and literature. It is the policy of the institution not to graduate a pupil in any department without a tolerably broad literary education. The Conservatory is a unique and curious cluster of ...

Google previewPopular Mechanics Outdoor & Garden Projects (2006)

by Albert Jackson, David Day

CONSERVATORIES BUILDING Although a conservatory is a fairly lightweight structure, it requires a strong base. Your existing patio, for example, probably won't do. A concrete base is the usual solution. But a special metal-frame platform, ...

Google previewPopular Mechanics Complete Home How-To (2009)

by Albert Jackson, David Day

Although a conservatory is a relatively lightweight structure, it nevertheless requires a strong base. Your existing patio, for example, will probably not be suitable. A concrete base is the usual solution. But a special metal-frame platform , which ...

Google previewThe Garden Lover's Guide to the Midwest (2000)

by Paul Bennett

The main feature of the conservatory is the revolving cycle of seasonal flower shows. ln the winter, there are cyclamen, ...

Google previewMusings (1989)

The Musical Worlds of Gunther Schuller by Gunther Schuller

For let us be clear about one thing: The conservatory is a very special kind of musical institution in our society, a society which moreover is undergoing far- reaching cultural and aesthetic changes. The conservatory has— *37 The Compleat ...

Google previewDemons in Eden (2008)

The Paradox of Plant Diversity by Jonathan Silvertown

One final plant to see before leaving the conservatory is the titan arum, which has one of the biggest, smelliest flowers on Earth.

Google previewStorytelling for Grantseekers (2009)

A Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising by Cheryl A. Clarke

Today the conservatory is an internationally respected, fully accredited four-year college of music. We have an outstanding faculty and an exceptionally talented student body of 1,500 students who represent 50 states and 23 countries.

Google previewBritain (2001)

Including Ireland by Fiona Duncan, Leonie Glass

The conservatory is a riot of greenery and water, completing the picture of a Victorian estate aeons away from today's hustle. Mrs Hall talks of selling Barrow Castle, so check before you go. The South-West Bath Unlike many oF its breed of ...



Haupt Conservatory is the largest early Victorian glasshouse in the United States and by all measures a treasure house of useful scientific and practical botanical and horticultural information. It is a well maintained glasshouse where there is a ...

Google previewThe Pelican Guide to Gardens of Louisiana

A domed botanical conservatory is a major attraction, and a sculpture and fragrance garden offers blind or visually impaired visitors a chance to savor the seasonal changes in the gardens. Open Monday to Friday, 9 A.m. to 4:30 P.m.; Saturday ...

Google previewThe Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (2002)

A Complete Catalog by William Allin Storrer, Frank Lloyd Wright

the conservatory is the formal dining room. The north side of the living room is the stairwell. Elements possibly derived from the thirteen Froebel Gifts that were a major influence during Wright's childhood are apparent. Board siding is beaded ...

Google previewMoran's Dictionary of Chicago and Its Vicinity (1910)

An Alphabetically Arranged Dictionary, Comprising All of the Interests that Contribute to Chicago's Greatness. Spring Ed by George E. Moran

Chicago Conservatory. — The Chicago Conservatory, one of the oldest, best known and most successful of American institutions of musical learning, was founded in 1866, by the late Robert Goldbeck, whose name stands high upon the roll of ...

Google previewKing's Dictionary of Boston (1883)

by Edwin Monroe Bacon

NEW-ENGLAKD CONSERVATORY the thorough qualification of any who desire to make it a profession. In connection with the School for Phys— ical Culture is a well-equipped gymnasium for women. Lectures are given in this department in ...

Google previewBacon's Dictionary of Boston (1886)

by Edwin Monroe Bacon, George Edward Ellis

The great organ for many years in Music Hall was purchased in 1884 for the Conservatory. In the School for the Violin, the course also consists of five grades. Classes for ensemble playing are formed here, in which the musical students, ...

Google previewHarvard Dictionary of Music (1969)

by Willi Apel

CON LANCIO CONSERVATORY notation, consisting of a longa followed by two or more rhombs (lozenges; the later semibrevis), always forming a descending scale passage. It developed from the neume dimacus [see Ex. under Neumes].

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Small photo of Growing multiple vegetable seedlings in a conservatory workbenchSmall photo of BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 17: The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens as seen on June 17 2018 in Baltimore Maryland.Small photo of London, UK - April 2018: Cacti and plants from ten different climate zones being exhibited in a glasshouse of Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens, Richmond upon Thames, EnglandSmall photo of Aerial of a Conservatory in ChicagoSmall photo of Beautiful opulent garden glasshouse or conservatory full of lush greenery of plants and flowers with warm uplifting natural light, black and white tiled flooringSmall photo of Snow damage inside a home after thick icy snow slid of a roof and crashed through a conservatory.Small photo of London, UK - April 18, 2014. Rock garden and Princess of Wales Conservatory in Kew Botanic Gardens. The gardens were founded in 1840 and are of international significance for botanical research. More...

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I went to the Conservatory of Music in school in Rome. (Cecilia Bartoli)
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Scrabble value of C3O1N1S1E1R1V4A1T1O1R1Y4

The value of this 12-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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